Dec 13

4-Ingredient Lavender Coconut Oil Lotion

This cold weather sure isn’t agreeing with me. Granted, it’s a full 10 degrees warmer than where I spent my last couple winters up in the mountains of West Virginia, but…I don’t think I was made for the cold. I’m likely going to have to move back to the west coast or to Hawai’i after I graduate from my residency program. ;P

My skin is generally on the drier side, and especially so in the wintertime…so what better time to try making my own lotion!? :] (This would make an awesome and super-easy DIY gift for a loved one too, so win-win!)

4-ingredient lavender coconut oil lotion

Yes, I’m reusing a LUSH container. Waste not!


As part of the Barleans blogger team, we’re showcasing coconut oil this month! Barleans develops nutritional supplements and their hope is to pave a “Pathway to a Better Life.”

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lavender coconut oil lotion

My first encounter with lavender was back when I was 13, when I came across a lavender-scented eye-mask that I got in Tahoe for my mom because it was supposed to be good for stress. I discovered coconut oil back in 2008 when I was learning to cook and figured I’d give it a try because if I didn’t like it in food, it’d still be an awesome moisturizer for my skin/hair. Gotta love dual-purpose products, right!?

This lotion only takes 4 ingredients to make, but if you don’t have jojoba oil or vitamin E oil, you could probably still get away with just the lavender + coconut oil. It won’t have the same consistency but it’ll still be good for your skin–I’ve been using this as a night cream!

4-Ingredient Lavender Coconut Oil Lotion

4-ingredient lavender coconut oil lotion

4-Ingredient Lavender Coconut Oil Lotion

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Prep: Total:

You'll Need...

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp vitamin E oil
  • 1 tbsp jojoba oil
  • 1 tsp lavender essential oil


  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

Additional Notes

If you want a more whipped texture, add less oil and use a hand mixer to whip the ingredients together to your desired consistency!

lavender coconut oil lotion

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  • Have you ever tried making your own lotion?
  • Do you have a favorite scent? I tend to like smelling like a fruit or something tropical, but I tend to make an exception for lavender! 😛

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  1. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Ohhh I bet this is dreamy on your skin! I need to try it!
    I’m with you though… let’s just move to Hawaii! 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, I’ve been researching! ;P It’s hard to move pets there though–tis one of my main concerns right now! :O

  2. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    O this is so fun!! I have the coconut oil, just none of the add-ins 😛
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    1. Farrah

      If you ever want to make any, let me know! I still have some of the others left–gonna experiment with making other things soon! 😛

  3. Kimberly G

    This is so simple to make – I just may try it!
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! Let me know how you like it!!

  4. Emily

    It looks so creamy and soft; I love coconut oil!
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    1. Farrah

      My skin has been loving it! <3!

  5. Sarah @ BucketListTummy

    This is such a great idea! I love the addition of lavender – it sounds so relaxing!

    1. Farrah

      It’s perfect as a night cream! :]!

  6. Kaylin@EnticingHealthyEating

    I see that you’re using the matcha plugin! I love it. It’s my new favorite plugin. I’m all for natural and DIY beauty products.

    1. Farrah

      Me too! <3 It's awesome!

  7. Joanne | No Plate Like Home

    I love lavender and NEED lotion onThe winter. It is going below freezing this week here in Phila. I must retire in the warmth! I never made lotion.
    I am in need of a lip exfoliater and repair. Let me know if you know of one. ☺️
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    1. Farrah

      I feel ya! It’s apparently snowing this weekend in NJ! :[ (I wanna live somewhere warm too, hahaha.)

      I’ve been meaning to try making a lip scrub! Will let you know if it’s successful! 😛

  8. Mary

    I’ve never made lotion! My little heart just squealed with joy. The winter months also dry my skin out Farrah, it craves lotion this time of year. I have all the ingredients for this recipe!

    1. Farrah

      Yay!! Let me know how you like it! My skin’s been lovin’ it since it’s so hydrating! <3 I've been using it as a night cream!

  9. Kristy from Southern In Law

    This sounds perfect!

    My favourite scent is vanilla – or coconut. I love anything with either scent – or jasmine! Jesse always laughs that I tend to like scents that smell the most like food but I can’t help it 😛
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    1. Farrah

      Great minds think alike! I was planning on making something jasmine-flavored next! And totally with you there–things that smell like food are the best! 😛

  10. ShootingStarsMag

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve made some things, or seen them made, at library events near me. I made this face mask once with yogurt and strawberries. I think that was it. It’s runny, but my mom really loved it! I love these type of things though – so thanks for the easy recipe!
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    1. Farrah

      That’s so cool! I’ve seen a couple really awesome library events around but haven’t been able to participate in em’ (sigh). That yogurt + strawberry mask sounds awesome! *-*

  11. Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder

    Coconut is one of my favorite oils and I love lavender. This would make for a great DIY gift
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! I can’t wait to try making more things! :]
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  12. GiGi Eats

    I WANT TO SOAK IN THIS FOR AGES! Seriously – thisssssss sounds like it smells amazing and would make my skin LOOK amazing!
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    1. Farrah

      It is wonderfullll. <3 I've been using it every night before I sleep and it's been perfect as a night cream!
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  13. Jenn - a traveling Wife

    This looks fabulous! I love lavender but my husband not so much. I used to put a drop of lavender essential oil on my pillow before bed and that really ticked him off. 🙂 Whoops.
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    1. Farrah

      Aww, darn! :[ Well, you had no idea, so can’t really be blamed for it? :P?
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